Urban Outfitters will relocate to Gap, Pennsylvania

Urban Outfitters will relocate to Gap, Pennsylvania

US lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters is to relocate its South Carolina e-commerce fulfilment centre to a new location in Pennsylvania.

Construction of the new one million square foot automated facility in Gap is due to be completed by July. It will significantly increase the company's fulfilment capacity, supporting future direct-to-consumer growth.

The company says its location, adjacent to the firm's existing retail distribution centre, will create increased efficiencies across its supply chain and noticeably improve order delivery time, enabling next day delivery into the important Northeast region.

The company has not specified, however, how many jobs might be affected by the move.

"As online sales continue to surge, our new facility places us in closer proximity to a large percentage of our Direct customers and allows us to service them faster and more efficiently,” said CEO Richard Hayne.